China’s “No. 1 Central Document” Focuses on Agriculture for the 16th Consecutive Year

Agriculture, rural areas and farmer’s issues remain China’s top priorities for the 16th consecutive year as its “No. 1 central document” prioritizes development of agriculture and rural areas. The document, the first policy statement released by central authorities each year and seen as an indicator of policy priorities, was made public Tuesday by the Communist

15th Consecutive Year China’s “No. 1 Central Document” Focused on Agriculture, Farmers, and Rural Areas

At the beginning of each year since 1982, China’s central government has released the so-called “No. 1 document,” which provides key central government policy guidelines on agriculture and rural development. The name “No.1 Document” reflects the top priority the central government has given to its agricultural sector and would normally address the so-called San Nong

China Releases the Results of its Third National Agricultural Census

The National Bureau of Statistics has released a bulletin about the findings of the third national agricultural census. The census held every 10 years took about three years to complete, and will provide information for the government’s work on agriculture, rural areas and farmers, as well as the implementation of the national rural rejuvenation strategy…Full

World Bank to Lend USD 100 Million for Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction Program in Hunan Province

The World Bank is to lend 100 million U.S. dollars to a program to reduce heavy metal pollution in China’s largest rice-producing province. “This project is the first of its kind supported by the World Bank in China, and will be innovative in addressing heavy metal pollution in agricultural lands,” said Cao Wendao, the bank’s

200 Grain-Producing Counties to Take Part in Pilot Agricultural Disaster Insurance Program

A total of 200 major grain-producing Chinese counties will pilot agricultural disaster insurance this year and next year to improve their ability to counter natural disasters, according to the Ministry of Finance…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Point According to the Ministry of Finance, the pilot agricultural disaster insurance program will primarily cover rice, wheat,